Period
to 20 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Cybersecurity skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cybersecurity over the 6 months to 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 103 132 185
Rank change year-on-year +29 +53 -51
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 148 88 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.58% 1.69% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.77% 1.83% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 109 73 35
Scotland median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £58,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% -9.48% +32.57%
10th Percentile £36,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £92,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% -4.17% +9.09%

Cybersecurity is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,344 4,801 5,396
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 93.00% 92.13% 92.13%
Number of salaries quoted 3,560 3,031 3,200
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £29,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% -

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Cybersecurity as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity in Scotland

Cybersecurity
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in Scotland.

Salary trend for Cybersecurity in Scotland

Cybersecurity
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in Scotland over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Cybersecurity in Scotland

Cybersecurity
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 20 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +26 93 £62,500 +8.70% 15
Glasgow -14 43 £56,250 +20.32% 12
Stirling - 5 £38,000 -
North Lanarkshire - 2 - - 1
South Lanarkshire - 2 £50,000 -
Highlands - 1 - - 1
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £24,500 -
Cybersecurity
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, IT jobs citing Cybersecurity also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 60 (40.54%) SIEM
2 58 (39.19%) Security Operations
2 58 (39.19%) Security Operations Centre
3 53 (35.81%) Firewall
4 50 (33.78%) Threat Management
5 49 (33.11%) Data Loss Prevention
6 48 (32.43%) Splunk
7 42 (28.38%) Network Security
8 40 (27.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 38 (25.68%) Vulnerability Management
9 38 (25.68%) QRadar
9 38 (25.68%) Qualys
9 38 (25.68%) PKI
10 35 (23.65%) Information Security
11 26 (17.57%) Finance
12 21 (14.19%) Analytical Skills
13 19 (12.84%) CISSP
14 18 (12.16%) Linux
15 17 (11.49%) Java
15 17 (11.49%) Degree
16 15 (10.14%) Python
17 14 (9.46%) Computer Science
18 13 (8.78%) Agile Software Development
18 13 (8.78%) CISM
18 13 (8.78%) Problem-Solving
19 12 (8.11%) Java 8
19 12 (8.11%) DevOps
19 12 (8.11%) Relational Database
19 12 (8.11%) Spring Boot
19 12 (8.11%) Greenfield Project

Cybersecurity
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.35%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.35%) SAS
2 2 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.68%) Apache
3 1 (0.68%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.68%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.38%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.70%) IaaS
2 4 (2.70%) Office 365
3 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.03%) PaaS
3 3 (2.03%) SaaS
4 1 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 53 (35.81%) Firewall
2 42 (28.38%) Network Security
3 3 (2.03%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (1.35%) DMZ
4 2 (1.35%) Internet
4 2 (1.35%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.68%) DHCP
5 1 (0.68%) DNS
5 1 (0.68%) VLAN
5 1 (0.68%) VPN
5 1 (0.68%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.11%) RDBMS
1 12 (8.11%) Relational Database
2 11 (7.43%) DB2
2 11 (7.43%) MongoDB
2 11 (7.43%) NoSQL
3 7 (4.73%) Hadoop
4 6 (4.05%) Big Data
5 5 (3.38%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.03%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.35%) Maltego
7 2 (1.35%) MySQL
7 2 (1.35%) QlikView
8 1 (0.68%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.68%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (7.43%) JUnit
2 6 (4.05%) Selenium
3 5 (3.38%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.68%) JIRA
4 1 (0.68%) TestRail
General
1 26 (17.57%) Finance
2 11 (7.43%) Banking
3 5 (3.38%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.70%) Financial Institution
4 4 (2.70%) Law
5 3 (2.03%) Marketing
5 3 (2.03%) Military
6 2 (1.35%) Legal
6 2 (1.35%) Publishing
7 1 (0.68%) Games
7 1 (0.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 54 (36.49%) Consultant
2 53 (35.81%) Security Consultant
3 36 (24.32%) IT Consultant
3 36 (24.32%) IT Security Consultant
4 22 (14.86%) Analyst
5 21 (14.19%) Senior Consultant
5 21 (14.19%) Senior Security Consultant
6 18 (12.16%) Security Analyst
6 18 (12.16%) Senior IT Consultant
6 18 (12.16%) Senior IT Security Consultant
7 16 (10.81%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 12 (8.11%) Managing Consultant
9 10 (6.76%) Java Engineer
9 10 (6.76%) SIEM Consultant
10 8 (5.41%) Information Analyst
10 8 (5.41%) Information Security Analyst
10 8 (5.41%) SOC Analyst
11 7 (4.73%) Developer
11 7 (4.73%) Java Software Engineer
11 7 (4.73%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.11%) Spring
1 12 (8.11%) Spring Boot
2 11 (7.43%) Hibernate
3 3 (2.03%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.35%) React
5 1 (0.68%) Angular 2
5 1 (0.68%) CGI
5 1 (0.68%) D3.js
5 1 (0.68%) J2EE
5 1 (0.68%) REST
5 1 (0.68%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.68%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 58 (39.19%) Security Operations Centre
2 40 (27.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 38 (25.68%) PKI
4 21 (14.19%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (9.46%) Computer Science
6 12 (8.11%) Greenfield Project
7 10 (6.76%) Management Information System
8 9 (6.08%) Cyberthreat
9 7 (4.73%) Cybercrime
10 6 (4.05%) Mobile App
11 5 (3.38%) Cyberattack
12 4 (2.70%) User Experience
13 3 (2.03%) Data Structures
14 2 (1.35%) Algorithms
14 2 (1.35%) CESG
14 2 (1.35%) Cyber Defence
14 2 (1.35%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 2 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
14 2 (1.35%) Internet of Things
14 2 (1.35%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.16%) Linux
2 8 (5.41%) Apple iOS
3 6 (4.05%) Windows
4 3 (2.03%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.35%) Android
5 2 (1.35%) Unix
5 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.68%) Solaris
6 1 (0.68%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (40.54%) SIEM
2 58 (39.19%) Security Operations
3 50 (33.78%) Threat Management
4 49 (33.11%) Data Loss Prevention
5 38 (25.68%) Vulnerability Management
6 35 (23.65%) Information Security
7 13 (8.78%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (8.78%) Problem-Solving
8 12 (8.11%) DevOps
9 11 (7.43%) Software Engineering
10 10 (6.76%) Risk Management
10 10 (6.76%) Visualisation
11 9 (6.08%) Decision-Making
12 8 (5.41%) Analytics
13 7 (4.73%) Computer Security
13 7 (4.73%) Data Visualisation
13 7 (4.73%) Incident Management
13 7 (4.73%) ITIL
13 7 (4.73%) Test Automation
13 7 (4.73%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 17 (11.49%) Java
2 15 (10.14%) Python
3 12 (8.11%) Java 8
3 12 (8.11%) SQL
4 9 (6.08%) C++
5 6 (4.05%) Objective-C
6 3 (2.03%) C
6 3 (2.03%) C#
6 3 (2.03%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.03%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.03%) Scala
7 2 (1.35%) Ruby
8 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.68%) Go
8 1 (0.68%) Perl
8 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (12.84%) CISSP
2 17 (11.49%) Degree
3 13 (8.78%) CISM
4 5 (3.38%) CESG Certified Professional
4 5 (3.38%) SANS
5 4 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (2.70%) CISA
5 4 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (2.70%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.70%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.03%) CEH
6 3 (2.03%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (1.35%) CASP
7 2 (1.35%) CISMP
7 2 (1.35%) CRISC
7 2 (1.35%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.35%) HND
7 2 (1.35%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
7 2 (1.35%) ISSAP
7 2 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.41%) GDPR
1 8 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.03%) QA
3 2 (1.35%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (1.35%) ISO 22301
3 2 (1.35%) RMADS
3 2 (1.35%) SLA
4 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (2.70%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.35%) vSphere
3 1 (0.68%) Firmware
3 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.68%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 38 (25.68%) QRadar
2 1 (0.68%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.68%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (0.68%) Computer Incident Response Team
2 1 (0.68%) CSIRT
2 1 (0.68%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (0.68%) Malwarebytes
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.68%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.68%) SCCM
Vendors
1 48 (32.43%) Splunk
2 38 (25.68%) Qualys
3 12 (8.11%) Sybase
4 6 (4.05%) ArcSight
5 5 (3.38%) Microsoft
6 4 (2.70%) Remedy
7 3 (2.03%) Oracle
7 3 (2.03%) Sun
8 2 (1.35%) Ab Initio
8 2 (1.35%) Cisco
8 2 (1.35%) Cloudera
8 2 (1.35%) Saba
8 2 (1.35%) VMware
9 1 (0.68%) Apple
9 1 (0.68%) Avaya
9 1 (0.68%) Borland
9 1 (0.68%) Juniper
9 1 (0.68%) Palo Alto
9 1 (0.68%) Sophos
9 1 (0.68%) Symantec